By Jon Delano

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A man from Armstrong County is the latest Republican to announce he’ll run against U.S. Senator Bob Casey.

Tom Smith owns a family farm. He founded and later sold a multi-million dollar coal company.

He says Washington needs a real conservative – not what he calls a professional politician living off his father’s name.

“We have left it to the professional politicians for far too long and what have we gotten?

“Out of control unemployment, out of control spending, and out of control debt from an out of control Washington,” he said.

He says Casey was just a rubber stamp for President Obama.

“There is nothing conservative about Bob Casey and no politician deserves to be reelected just because of their father’s reputation simply put – he is not getting the job done.”

Smith can expect a crowded Republican primary next April.

Three other Republicans have already announced and more are expected.

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